Sunando s±rathi ettak±hi g±th±hi dhamma½ desentampi ta½ asañj±nitv± “ko nu kho ayan”ti ±v±µakhaºana½ pah±ya rathasam²pa½ gantv± tattha tañca pas±dhanabhaº¹añca ubhaya½ adisv± puna ±gantv± olokento ta½ sañj±nitv± tassa p±desu patitv± añjali½ paggayha y±canto ima½ g±tham±ha–
22. “Ehi ta½ paµiness±mi, r±japutta saka½ ghara½;
rajja½ k±rehi bhaddante, ki½ araññe karissas²”ti.
Atha na½ mah±satto ±ha–
23. “Ala½ me tena rajjena, ñ±takehi dhanena v±;
ya½ me adhammacariy±ya, rajja½ labbhetha s±rath²”ti.
Tattha alanti paµikkhepavacana½.
S±rathi ±ha–
24. “Puººapatta½ ma½ l±bhehi, r±japutta ito gato;
pit± m±t± ca me dajju½, r±japutta tay² gate.
25. “Orodh± ca kum±r± ca, vesiy±n± ca br±hmaº±;
tepi attaman± dajju½, r±japutta tay² gate.
26. “Hatth±roh± an²kaµµh±, rathik± pattik±rak±;
tepi attaman± dajju½, r±japutta tay² gate.
27. “Bahudhaññ± j±napad±, negam± ca sam±gat±;
up±yan±ni me dajju½, r±japutta tay² gate”ti.
Tattha puººapattanti tuµµhid±ya½. Dajjunti sattaratanavassa½ vassant± viya mama ajjh±sayap³raºa½ tuµµhid±ya½ dadeyyu½. Ida½ so “appeva n±ma mayi anukamp±ya gaccheyy±”ti cintetv± ±ha. Vesiy±n± c±ti vess± ca. Up±yan±n²ti paºº±k±r±ni.
Atha na½ mah±satto ±ha–
28. “Pitu m±tu caha½ catto, raµµhassa nigamassa ca;
atho sabbakum±r±na½, natthi mayha½ saka½ ghara½.
29. “Anuññ±to aha½ maty±, sañcatto pitar± maha½;
ekoraññe pabbajito, na k±me abhipatthaye”ti.
Tattha pitu m±tu c±ti pitar± ca m±tar± ca aha½ catto. Itaresupi eseva nayo. Maty±ti samma s±rathi, aha½ satt±ha½ rajja½ paricchinditv± vara½ gaºhantiy± m±tar± anuññ±to n±ma. Sañchattoti suµµhu catto. Pabbajitoti pabbajitv± araññe vasanatth±ya nikkhantoti attho.
Eva½ mah±sattassa attano guºe kathentassa p²ti uppajji, tato p²tivegena ud±na½ ud±nento ±ha–
30. “Api ataram±n±na½, phal±s±va samijjhati;
vipakkabrahmacariyosmi, eva½ j±n±hi s±rathi.
31. “Api ataram±n±na½, sammadattho vipaccati;
vipakkabrahmacariyosmi, nikkhanto akutobhayo”ti.
Tattha phal±s±v±ti ataram±nassa mama so¼asavassehi katav±y±massa samiddha½ ajjh±sayaphala½ dassetu½ evam±ha. Vipakkabrahmacariyosm²ti niµµhappattamanoratho. Sammadattho vipaccat²ti samm± up±yena k±raºena kattabbakicca½ sampajjati.
S±rathi ±ha–
32. “Eva½ vaggukatho santo, visaµµhavacano casi;
kasm± pitu ca m±tucca, santike na bhaº² tad±”ti.
Tattha vaggukathoti sakhilakatho.
Tato mah±satto ±ha–
33. “N±ha½ asandhit± pakkho, na badhiro asotat±;
n±ha½ ajivhat± m³go, m± ma½ m³gamadh±rayi.
34. “Purima½ sar±maha½ j±ti½, yattha rajjamak±rayi½;
k±rayitv± tahi½ rajja½, p±pattha½ niraya½ bhusa½.
35. “V²satiñceva vass±ni, tahi½ rajjamak±rayi½;
as²tivassasahass±ni, nirayamhi apaccisa½.
36. “Tassa rajjassaha½ bh²to, m± ma½ rajj±bhisecayu½;
tasm± pitu ca m±tucca, santike na bhaºi½ tad±.
37. “Ucchaªge ma½ nis±detv±, pit± atth±nus±sati;
eka½ hanatha bandhatha, eka½ kh±r±patacchika½;
eka½ s³lasmi½ uppetha, iccassa manus±sati.
38. “T±y±ha½ pharusa½ sutv±, v±c±yo samud²rit±;
am³go m³gavaººena, apakkho pakkhasammato;
sake muttakar²sasmi½, acch±ha½ samparipluto.
39. “Kasirañca parittañca, tañca dukkhena sa½yuta½;
koma½ j²vitam±gamma, vera½ kayir±tha kenaci.
40. “Paññ±ya ca al±bhena, dhammassa ca adassan±;
koma½ j²vitam±gamma, vera½ kayir±tha kenaci.
41. “Api ataram±n±na½, phal±s±va samijjhati;
vipakkabrahmacariyosmi, eva½ j±n±hi s±rathi.
42. “Api ataram±n±na½, sammadattho vipaccati;
vipakkabrahmacariyosmi, nikkhanto akutobhayo”ti.
Tattha asandhit±ti sandh²na½ abh±vena. Asotat±ti sot±na½ abh±vena. Ajivhat±ti samparivattanajivh±ya abh±vena m³go aha½ na bhav±mi. Yatth±ti y±ya j±tiy± b±r±ºasinagare rajja½ ak±rayi½. P±patthanti p±pata½. Patito asm²ti vadati. Rajj±bhisecayunti rajje abhisecayu½. Nis±detv±ti nis²d±petv±. Atth±nus±sat²ti attha½ anus±sati. Kh±r±patacchikanti satt²hi paharitv± kh±r±hi patacchika½ karotha. Uppeth±ti ±vunatha. Iccassa manus±sat²ti evamassa attha½ anus±sati. T±y±hanti t±yo v±c±yo aha½. Pakkhasammatoti pakkho iti sammato ahosi½. Acch±hanti acchi½ aha½, avasinti attho. Sampariplutoti samparikiººo, nimuggo hutv±ti attho.
Kasiranti dukkha½. Parittanti appa½. Ida½ vutta½ hoti– sammas±rathi, sacepi satt±na½ j²vita½ dukkhampi sam±na½ bahuciraµµhitika½ bhaveyya, pattheyya, parittampi sam±na½ sace sukha½ bhaveyya, pattheyya, ida½ pana kasirañca parittañca sakalena vaµµadukkhena sa½yutta½ sannihita½ omaddita½. Komanti ko ima½. Veranti p±º±tip±t±dipañcavidha½ vera½. Kenac²ti kenaci k±raºena Paññ±y±ti vipassan±paññ±ya al±bhena. Dhammass±ti sot±pattimaggassa adassanena. Puna ud±nag±th±yo agantuk±mat±ya thirabh±vadassanattha½ kathesi.
Ta½ sutv± sunando s±rathi “aya½ kum±ro evar³pa½ rajjasiri½ kuºapa½ viya cha¹¹etv± attano adhiµµh±na½ abhinditv± “pabbajiss±m²ti arañña½ paviµµho, mama imin± dujj²vitena ko attho, ahampi tena saddhi½ pabbajiss±m²”ti cintetv± ima½ g±tham±ha–
43. “Ahampi pabbajiss±mi, r±japutta tavantike;
avh±yassu ma½ bhaddante, pabbajj± mama ruccat²”ti.
Tattha tavantiketi tava santike. Avh±yass³ti “ehi pabbaj±h²”ti pakkosassu.
Eva½ tena y±citopi mah±satto “sac±ha½ id±neva ta½ pabb±jess±mi, m±t±pitaro idha n±gacchissanti, atha nesa½ parih±ni bhavissati, ime ass± ca ratho ca pas±dhanabhaº¹añca idheva nassissanti, ‘yakkho so, kh±dito nu kho tena s±rath²’ti garah±pi me uppajjissat²”ti cintetv± attano ca garah±mocanattha½ m±t±pit³nañca vu¹¹hi½ sampassanto asse ca rathañca pas±dhanabhaº¹añca tassa iºa½ katv± dassento ima½ g±tham±ha–
44. “Ratha½ niyy±dayitv±na, anaºo ehi s±rathi;
anaºassa hi pabbajj±, eta½ is²hi vaººitan”ti.
Tattha etanti eta½ pabbajj±karaºa½ buddh±d²hi is²hi vaººita½ pasattha½ thomita½.
Ta½ sutv± s±rathi “sace mayi nagara½ gate esa aññattha gaccheyya, pit± cassa ima½ pavatti½ sutv± ‘putta½ me dasseh²’ti puna ±gato ima½ na passeyya, r±jadaº¹a½ me kareyya, tasm± aha½ attano guºa½ kathetv± aññatth±gamanatth±ya paµiñña½ gaºhiss±m²”ti cintento g±th±dvayam±ha–
45. “Yadeva ty±ha½ vacana½, akara½ bhaddamatthu te;
tadeva me tva½ vacana½, y±cito kattumarahasi.
46. “Idheva t±va acchassu, y±va r±j±nam±naye;
appeva te pit± disv±, pat²to sumano siy±”ti.
Tato mah±satto ±ha–
47. “Karomi te ta½ vacana½, ya½ ma½ bhaºasi s±rathi;
ahampi daµµhuk±mosmi, pitara½ me idh±gata½.
48. “Ehi samma nivattassu, kusala½ vajj±si ñ±tina½;
m±tara½ pitara½ mayha½, vutto vajj±si vandanan”ti.
Tattha karomi tetanti karomi te eta½ vacana½. Ehi samma nivattass³ti samma s±rathi, tattha gantv± ehi, ettova khippameva nivattassu. Vutto vajj±s²ti may± vutto hutv± “putto vo temiyakum±ro vandat²”ti vandana½ vadeyy±s²ti attho.
Iti vatv± mah±satto suvaººakadali viya onamitv± pañcapatiµµhitena b±r±ºasinagar±bhimukho m±t±pitaro vanditv± s±rathissa s±sana½ ad±si. So s±sana½ gahetv± kum±ra½ padakkhiºa½ katv± ratham±ruyha nagar±bhimukho p±y±si. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
49. “Tassa p±de gahetv±na, katv± ca na½ padakkhiºa½;
s±rathi ratham±ruyha, r±jadv±ra½ up±gam²”ti.
Tassattho– bhikkhave, eva½ vutto so s±rathi, tassa kum±rassa p±de gahetv± ta½ padakkhiºa½ katv± ratha½ ±ruyha r±jadv±ra½ up±gam²ti.
Tasmi½ khaºe cand±dev² s²hapañjara½ vivaritv± “k± nu kho me puttassa pavatt²”ti s±rathissa ±gamanamagga½ olokent² ta½ ekaka½ ±gacchanta½ disv± ura½ paharitv± paridevi. Tamattha½ pak±sento satth± ±ha–
50. “Suñña½ m±t± ratha½ disv±, eka½ s±rathim±gata½;
assupuººehi nettehi, rodant² na½ udikkhati.
51. “Aya½ so s±rathi eti, nihantv± mama atraja½;
nihato n³na me putto, pathaby± bh³miva¹¹hano.
52. “Amitt± n³na nandanti, pat²t± n³na verino;
±gata½ s±rathi½ disv±, nihantv± mama atraja½.
53. “Suñña½ m±t± ratha½ disv±, eka½ s±rathim±gata½;
assupuººehi nettehi, rodant² paripucchi na½.
54. “Ki½ nu m³go ki½nu pakkho, ki½nu so vilap² tad±;
nihaññam±no bh³miy±, ta½ me akkh±hi s±rathi.
55. “Katha½ hatthehi p±dehi, m³gapakkho vivajjayi;
nihaññam±no bh³miy±, ta½ me akkh±hi pucchito”ti.
Tattha m±t±ti temiyakum±rassa m±t±. Pathaby± bh³miva¹¹hanoti so mama putto bh³miva¹¹hano hutv± pathaby± nihato n³na. Rodant² paripucchi nanti ta½ ratha½ ekamanta½ µhapetv± mah±tala½ abhiruyha cand±devi½ vanditv± ekamante µhita½ s±rathi½ paripucchi. Kinn³ti ki½ nu so mama putto m³go eva pakkho eva. Tad±ti yad± na½ tva½ k±suya½ pakkhipitv± kudd±lena matthake pahari, tad±. Nihaññam±no bh³miy±ti tay± bh³miya½ nihaññam±no ki½ nu vilapi. Ta½ meti ta½ sabba½ aparih±petv± me akkh±hi. Vivajjay²ti “apehi s±rathi, m± ma½ m±reh²”ti katha½ hatthehi p±dehi ca phandanto ta½ apanudi, ta½ me katheh²ti attho.
Tato s±rathi ±ha–
56. “Akkheyya½ te aha½ ayye, dajj±si abhaya½ mama;
ya½ me suta½ v± diµµha½ v±, r±japuttassa santike”ti.
Tattha dajj±s²ti sace abhaya½ dadeyy±si, so ida½ “sac±ha½ ‘tava putto neva m³go na pakkho madhurakatho dhammakathiko’ti vakkh±mi, atha ‘kasm± ta½ gahetv± n±gatos²’ti r±j± kuddho r±jadaº¹ampi me kareyya, abhaya½ t±va y±ciss±m²”ti cintetv± ±ha.